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Old 10-24-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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New diagnosis need some info

I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia and am taking gabapentin 300mgx3 once every day. I usually take it at night cause wow the whole walking into walls thing cause of the light headedness and the fog isnt so good lol it helps with the pain but my main thing is mental fog, bad memory, trouble multi tasking and instability with walking sometimes. I know with it your suppossed to excersise but it can be difficult due to fatigue plus having IBS, tmj and possible chronic fatigue syndrome doesnt help either.. plus winter is coming and I always have trouble dealing with the cold lol.

My question is do people have pains in their hands and feet as well? I tend to get pains in my fingers and in my feet when I walk alot so I wasnt sure if its because of my fibromalygia or what.

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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Re: New diagnosis need some info

I definately have pains in my hands and feet. My hands are stiff and sore especially in the mornings and after overuse. My right hand is always going numb. It happens when I drive, eat, write...pins and needles. It only happens in my right hand though.
My heels and feet will get stiff in the mornings and after overuse as well. I have to walk like Frankenstein when I wake up and after sitting too long or driving.
I think alot of people with Fibro have pain in their hands and feet. I think it's pretty common.

 
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Did they do ANA test?

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:57 PM   #4
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Re: New diagnosis need some info

Yah I wasn't sure about the hands and feet. Ive had troubles with my feet quite a bit though. I knew people were complaining about those pains with fibromalygia but the things ive read its never been the hands or feet and it being some other underlying cause that can be associated with fibromaylgia.

Umm no I dont think I have been. I went to see a rheamatoid specialist who diagnosed my fibromaylgia did the little sheet and what not but he didnt do any real test other then the poke "does this hurt here" test. He gave me some pills and sent me on my way..

 
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Hi, I have often been in tears with the pain in my hands and feet.
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aww im sorry to hear that The pains in my hands and feet can be extremely bad. Mostly in my hands the sharp pain can make it really hard to do things. I have pretty bad muscle weakness and spasms in my hands to so ive been trying a few things to help with that. Ive been taking vitamin D to see if thats the reason for my muscle weakness. I was diagnosed with IBS when I was 19 and have been really sick from that so I have always struggled with excersising because of that. I know it is important to do especially with fibromalygia but I dont want to overdo it and hurt myself which is why I was thinking about going to phsyio therapy to help strengthen my body. What do you guys think?

 
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